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Night Music: The Sunday Times bestseller full of warmth and heart

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I have often found books with a lot of hype surrounding them to be a bit disappointing when I get around to reading them, as was also the case with THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty.

A while ago I set myself the challenge to read all of Jojo Moyes back catalogue after reading such gems such as Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind. Isabel is going to have to face enormous obstacles where Matt, a builder, and his wife, Laura, had helped to look after their elderly neighbour, not out of the kindness of their hearts, but with an eye on and expectation of inheriting the house themselves, a house that Laura had long coveted. Seus filhos, como personagens, são mais ricos e muito mais interessantes, mas infelizmente não chegam a alçar grandes vôos.Unlike a lot of Moyes’ work, it does not have both a contemporary and a historical section but has a multitude of characters to get to grips with and, as always, I found the characterisation to be near perfect.

She is a violinist whose entire world had consisted of music, she is a mother of two children, Kitty and Thierry, but is a hopeless mother who had left the childcare to others.

But when they arrive, they realise that the house is much more than they bargained for, and the amount of work it needs is enormous. This was my first Jojo Moyes book, and I intentionally started with an older one, and not the much-lauded ME BEFORE YOU.

nici nu este greu, căci soțul ei o iubește și o sprijină în pasiunea ei, iar financiar nu are nicio grijă. Her husband had always dealt with the financial side of things and the children were looked after by a nanny so when he dies her world all but implodes. Matt was as irritating as Isabel, he was an entitled, deluded, self-obsessed, boring loser who never got any comeuppance for all the crap he pulled.Isabel’s unique talent helps her endure her pain but it also drift her apart from her burdens needed to be handled immediately. Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004. I love it when the author shapes the story around characters, rather than making it seem as though the characters are merely bi-product of a plot outline, so this was perfect for me. Isabelle was an infuriating character, I couldn't root for her or feel sorry for her even though she was grieving for her dead husband and her life had turned upside down.

Other reviewers have mentioned that they didn’t really see the point in the Laura/Matt “story on the side,” but for me, I found it a nice addition. When she finds out that she has inherited a house in the country, it seems like a great new start for her and her two children. Moyes even creates a scene where our boy Firth emerges from swimming in a lake with his muscular torso gleaming and his hair slicked back - sending our widow's heart racing! Isabel will discover an instinct for survival she never knew she had – and that a heart can play a new song .I thought the premise had potential, but then I realized I have been here before with so many other stories like this, so, I immediately found myself bored.

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